The Elite Dangerous cockpit HUD, looking out to a burning sun.

First Aliens Found (In Elite: Dangerous)

Elite: Dangerous is an enormous, galaxy-spanning space combat marvel, but players have always suspected that we are not alone.  Now, thanks to Xbox player DP Sayre, we have proof.

In a post on Reddit, DP Sayre revealed that he has discovered and recorded the first alien contact while playing Elite: Dangerous on Xbox One.

Video proof of the extraterrestrial encounter has been uploaded to YouTube and can be seen below:

Developer Frontier Games have confirmed the validity of the encounter and subsequent video with a Tweet, sharing an image of the alien spaceship with the text: “A report just coming through that a CMDR has experienced something… strange.”


This is the first evidence that aliens (called Thargoids in Elite: Dangerous) exist. While this video evidence proves the theorists right, it also poses further questions. How many different species are there? Do they all want war? Can I get me a sweet alien spaceship?

Time will tell.